This is the Today interview this morning between Matt Lauer and Howard Dean. If you ever doubted for a moment the blatant, brazen BIAS in the media, listen to this. Specifically, the opener where Matt basically describes 'in his own words' what the public option really is. link "A government run insurance agency that would give people greater choice, some say break the monopoly held by the private insurers, and thus drive down costs. Is that fair?" What we have here are three GIGANTIC lies being present as truth in the form of a 'definition.' Cleverly done, Matt, except that people are getting wise to this subtle form of manipulation. Let's address the lies one at a time: "Give people greater choice." Those without insurance would have the public option, and those with insurance would have the public option when all private insurers were driven out of business when companies dropped their health plans in lieu of the 'government option' provided for all at no additional expense to them. This is not the textbook definition of 'greater choice.' "Break the monopoly held by private insurers". Monopoly over what? Health insurance? You keep using that word, 'monopoly'. I do not think it means what you think it means. a government run health system with no competition would be a monopoly. Numerous private insurers competing in the free market is NOT a monopoly. "Drive down costs." Dude, nobody believes that. Not even you. Pretty boldly played but it just cements your epic FAIL. We all know this is unaffordable by any means. Even social security, medicare, and medicaid are unaffordable by themselves. This kind of crap is why half the people in this country think the way they do. They've been subtly programmed to have their thinking done for them in interviews like this, and they buy into this bullshit hook line and sinker. Thankfully, some of these weak minded sheep are starting to wake up and fucking pay attention to what's going on outside their front door.